Some folks seem a little confused about Thor being female. Clearly they've never met these little girls!
In honor of the newest person to be blessed with the power of Mjolnir, here's a collection of items celebrating its beauty and strength.
The "Queen Mother" or "Grandmother of the American Civil Rights Movement."
Claiming her seat in Congress proved thornier than the campaign. One of only 14 women in the House of Representatives, Schroeder confronted a male–dominated institution that frowned not only on her feminist agenda but on her mere presence. She likened the atmosphere there to that of “an over–aged frat house.” One male colleague remarked, “This is about Chivas Regal, thousand–dollar bills, Lear jets and beautiful women. Why are you here?” Another asked how she could be a mother of two small children and a Member of Congress at the same time. She replied, “I have a brain and a uterus and I use both.” Still another male colleague sneered, “I hope you aren’t going to be a skinny Bella Abzug!”She didn't bother trying to hide her role as mother, and was known to carry diapers in her bag and keep crayons in her office.
Source: History, Art & Archives
“One of the problems with being a working mother, whether you’re a Congresswoman or a stenographer or whatever, is that everybody feels perfectly free to come and tell you what they think: ‘I think what you’re doing to your children is terrible.’ ‘I think you should be home.’ They don’t do that to men.”She became the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, which was a rude awakening to the powers that be in Washington.
Infuriated that a young woman sat on his committee, Chairman F. Edward Hébert of Louisiana, a Dixiecrat and 30–year veteran of Congress, made Schroeder share a chair with Ron Dellums, an African–American Democrat from California, during the organizational meeting for the committee. As Schroeder recalled, she and Dellums sat “cheek to cheek” because the chairman declared “that women and blacks were worth only half of one regular Member” and thus deserved only half a seat.Schroeder and the other Democrats made sure to elect a different chairman when the time came.
Source: History, Art & Archives
"Freedom isn't something you give to people as a wrapped up package. It's something each generation has to continue to monitor and work on all across the board."
This book will use art, honesty, poetry, and humor to bash stereotypes, give readers an in-depth look at what it's like to have an eating disorder, explain symptoms, and provide advice on how to sucker-punch that monster on your shoulder.
We're two crazy Texas girls trying to make it to Canada for Shambhala, which is one of the most epic festivals of the summer. We've both been approved for press passes, but we need a little love to make it there without panhandling/hitch-hiking. $400 will at least cover the cost of gas on the way up there.I know there are lots of wacky projects on Kickstarter, and I don't usually even think about considering most of them. But there's just something about this that I find kinda fun and adventurous. I don't know anything about these two young women, Maranda and Jacki, but I have to hand it to them: they're just quirky enough to get my attention.
For those that may not know what a comic travelogue is, it’s essentially a comic documentation of a trip taken for various reasons. Since I started drawing comics, I’ve been in love with the idea of travelogues. The idea of “tagging along” on someone’s journey of self-discovery as they travel to places they’ve never been, and sharing, in a sense, all those new experiences with them.
Help us tear down the socially-constructed walls that limit trans actors and creators from telling our own stories and representing ourselves in TV and film.Yes! Having the opportunity and platform to tell our own stories and finding representation in TV and film is something I think we can all get behind!
You Don't Have to Be Pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female".This fantastic quote comes from Erin McKean, the fabulously crafty and smart seamstress and blogger over at A Dress A Day, in a great post about the concept of prettiness. Go read it now!